American Solar Energy Society member Dave Strenski, of Ypsilanti, Mich., knew little about solar energy in 2005 when he applied for a grant to put photovoltaic panels on his local food co-op. Little did he know that the effort would lead him to star in a Google commercial promoting the promise of solar.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon travels to California for 2013 — to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The 20 student teams selected to participate include nine returning teams, 11 new teams and four international teams. The teams are — Arizona State University with the University of New Mexico Czech Technical University [...]
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